One-day surgery (also called ambulatory or outpatient surgery) is any
surgical procedure that doesn't require a hospital stay. Over the past several
years surgical and anesthesia techniques have advanced dramatically.
Surgeries can now be performed with less discomfort and faster
recovery for the patient. Surgeries that several years ago would
have required days or weeks in the hospital can now be comfortably
and safely performed as one-day surgery. The patient can have the surgery, go through recovery, and return home
within hours after the surgery.
arrive at the Surgery Center at the appointed time. It is
advisable to have an adult family member or friend accompany the
Patients go through a pre-surgical evaluation. This may
include checking the temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and
laboratory tests depending on the procedure that will be performed.
The surgery is performed in our fully equipped operating
room by board certified or board eligible surgeons.
After the surgery, the patient is transferred to the recovery
area called the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Trained nurses monitor the patient until the general effect of the anesthesia wears
off. A nurse will go over the post operative instructions.
Most of our patients
can go home within hours after the surgery. It is recommended that
an adult family member or friend be with the patient during the
first 24 hours following the surgery. Home health services can be
arranged based upon instructions by the doctor.
For our patient�s comfort
on the day of surgery, we provide complimentary transportation between home and the Surgery Center.